Scholarly work exploring the kinship between visionary literature and the psychedelic experience. Per front jacket flap: "Drawing extensively on the works of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and many other poets, and quoting from reports of psychedelic and esthetic experiences in Huxley, Alpert, Leary, medical journals, Eastern religious writing, and other sources, R. A. Durr demonstrates that the imaginative and the psychedelic experiences are strikingly similar." Clean copy of a somewhat uncommon work.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1970. First edition. 8vo; black cloth; gilt and green spine titles; dust jacket. xv, 275pp., with index. A few minor bumps to textblock fore-edge, mild rubbing to spine lettering. Unclipped ("$9.00") jacket with light fading and rubbing to spine, moderate edgewear. Near fine in a very good jacket.